BorgWarner Announces Multiple Awards + EV Revenues
The American automotive supplier BorgWarner has announced several electrification awards. These include two agreements for electric motors and inverters respectively with two Chinese companies, as well as battery management systems for commercial vehicles from a “world’s leading car manufacturer”.
BorgWarner says the unnamed automaker will be supplied with its flexible battery management system (BMS) to power all of its B-segment, C-segment and light-duty vehicles. The deal is expected to begin in 2023. Without revealing any details about the company – except that it’s a long-term partner that BorgWarner has provided in the past – BorgWarner says the model years of the company from mid-2023 will be equipped with BMS. technology designed to optimize battery performance, safety and life. According to BorgWarner, the BMS helps reduce weight and meet vehicle range goals.
“We have worked with this prestigious manufacturer for more than two decades and we are delighted to further strengthen our relationship by bringing advanced battery management solutions for their vehicle platforms of tomorrow,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and CEO. from BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “This OEM contract for our flexible BMS technology is a step forward for BorgWarner on the path to executing our Charging Forward electrification strategy.”
Meanwhile, in China, BorgWarner is to supply high-voltage hairpin (HVH) eMotors for “a leading electric vehicle brand.” The electric motors will be used in the unnamed company’s second-generation 800V propulsion system platform, which it plans to start mass production in 2023. The US supplier says the 800V oil-cooled eMotors are available as motor assemblies or stator and rotor sub-assemblies. The inverters incorporate permanent magnet rotor and stator insulation enhancement technologies and, according to the company, offer peak efficiency of over 96%. The inverters feature HVH stator winding technology.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with this Chinese electric vehicle leader, working together to achieve success in the battery electric vehicle industry,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and CEO of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “BorgWarner’s eMotors offer superior reliability, superior efficiency as well as superior power and torque density, and exemplify our extensive experience in e-mobility applications.”
Also in China, BorgWarner said it will also supply “a leading Chinese OEM” with a dual inverter that will be used in hybrid vehicles slated for launch in 2023. Dr. Stefan Demmerle, president and CEO of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems said, “This leading Chinese OEM Dedicated Hybrid Driveline (DHT) system is becoming a solid benchmark in the market due to its dynamic driving performance and ability to achieve greater fuel economy. This partnership will help us continue to lead the DHT technology and hybrid inverter spaces.
The US supplier has made progress in China, the most developed and largest electric vehicle market in the world. Earlier this year, the company announced an order from a Chinese luxury electric car brand for a complete 800-volt drive system, as well as an exciting order for an electric truck component. BorgWarner also announced it would acquire Santroll Automotive Components in China and closed the deal last month.
Following these most recent business awards along with “actions announced to date,” BorgWarner said it is on track to achieve more than $3.3 billion in electric vehicle revenue by 2025. Its electric vehicle revenue in 2022 is expected to reach more than $800 million, which the company says is more than double what it was in 2021.
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